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Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame calls for 2021 nominees

Almost forty years ago, in an effort to inspire future generations of female leaders, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame was established. The initial group of inductees included such noteworthy subjects as Elizabeth Chandler, Martha Griffiths, Helen Milliken, Rosa Parks, Anna Howard Shaw, and Sojourner Truth. Each year since, a group of women are nominated by an admiring public to be considered for induction, and the

By |February 6th, 2021|

February 2021

What’s not to love about the shortest month of the winter? It brings us the Super Bowl, a day dedicated entirely to love, and these dozen opportunities to soak in some much needed fun and culture. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, be sure to consult each event’s website for safety protocols and to confirm dates and times. February 1-6 Craft Beverage Week –

By |February 6th, 2021|

Michigan’s best paczki destinations

In some places Fat Tuesday is also known as Mardi Gras, but here in Michigan, it is more widely nicknamed Paczki Day. Once common only in the Detroit area, particularly in Hamtramck, the tradition has caught on around the state, and this year will be celebrated on February 16. Place orders in advance, or risk standing in long lines at bakeries the day of, which is

By |February 5th, 2021|

Michigan’s first prominent businesswoman

Magdelaine Laframboise was a woman ahead of her time. She was born in 1780, when women were expected to stay home and care for the children, cook, clean and do various other chores, while the husband was considered the head of the household and in charge of the money. So how was a woman to survive when her husband was killed? It was no problem for

By |February 2nd, 2021|

Michigan’s Super Bowl specialties

Finally, an American "holiday" is coming along during the pandemic that is literally built around watching TV and eating. Super Bowl Sunday should not only prove to be entertaining with the battle of the rising superstar quarterback VS the greatest of all time, but it also affords us an excellent opportunity to support local businesses while chowing down on tasty treats. Here are some brands to

By |February 1st, 2021|

The turbulent triumphant life of the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin is one of the greatest American artists of all time. Her singing career covered six decades and reached millions of Americans. Nicknamed the Queen of Soul, she earned just about every award a singer-songwriter can win, and on January 21, 1987, she became the first female vocalist to be inducted into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame. She also led a very complicated life. Aretha

By |January 4th, 2021|
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